Transition away from sedentary workplaces
Improve health and increase your daily movement without sacrificing your productivity.
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Giving support to desk bound workers came about after having a conversation with a friend about his amazing office chair!
He was complaining that his back was worse now he had his new chair. He had given up smoking as well which used to involve frequent breaks outside the office to indulge.
He expected his expensive chair to keep his back happy as he sat for 4 or 5 hours at a time!
There has recently been a move to standing stations rather than sitting but as Katy Bowman illustrates in her book, "Don't just stand there" it's not the sitting that's the problem, it's the lack of movement.
I think for people to embrace this new way of working they need to understand the whys and hows. They also probably need to have experienced a considerable amount of pain or disruption to their lives caused by their bodies to take the time out of their busy lives to learn. Change isn't easy........otherwise everyone would do it!
I guess if you are reading this you are already interested. I'm thinking that regular support is necessary in order for new habits to take over. A one off workshop probably won't make any difference, unless you are very determined and disciplined, of course!
A whole office approach could be very beneficial. Using technology to help with timers reminding you of when it's time to move. I guess people won't feel as inhibited either if everyone is doing similar moves.
So as you can probably tell I haven't as yet worked with a business but am keen to do so.
if you would like to pilot and help me develop a scheme then please get in touch. Or perhaps you are happy just to be a guinea pig and give me feedback afterwards?!?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Until then, try and make movement part of your daily diet!